WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
with Brian Shields
Brian Shields

Northeast Report and Northeast Report - Late Edition are two half hour magazines of news and information, aired every weekday from 3:30PM-4:00PM just before All Things Considered... and again from 6:05PM - 6:30PM just before Marketplace. Northeast Report feature reports from WAMC News bureau chiefs...plus commentary, arts news and interviews, the latest weather forecast and an afternoon business wrap-up. The program is hosted by WAMC Senior Correspondent Brian Shields who has been with WAMC for 24 years as senior news anchor, host and reporter. 

Genre: 
Composer ID: 
5187ee4fe1c8156e5bf77037|5187edcfe1c8156e5bf76f38

Pages

New England News
6:30 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

North Country Deals With Frigid Temperatures

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Much of the Northeast is facing blizzard conditions. In the North Country, the main concern is dangerous sub-zero temperatures.

Read more
Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

David Nightingale: Christmas in Turkey, 1961

Christmas in the Middle East, 1961. The Moslem headmaster had insisted we take the Christian holiday, although we hadn't asked for it.

Read more
Weather
3:45 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas outlines the progress of the first winter storm of 2014, and takes a look at when this round of cold, snowy weather will move out of the region. 

New York News
3:08 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Moreau Steps Into Saratoga County Casino Debate

The debate over casino development in Saratoga County is expanding, as the town of Moreau is making its own pitch for a possible casino location.

The town of Moreau is pitching the idea to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office to establish a casino on Mt. McGregor, home to a New York State prison slated for closure in July.

Earlier this week, Moreau’s town board approved a measure in support of casino development on the 1,200-acre facility.

Read more
New York News
6:30 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Rails To Trails Project Proposed in Adirondacks

Adirondack Scenic Railroad
Credit Howard Brier/Flickr

A group in the Adirondacks is advocating for what it says could be a prime recreational and economic opportunity for the region.  Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates wants to convert rail tracks in the central Adirondacks into a recreational trail. But it faces opposition from the rail company that wants to restore the tracks.

Read more
New England News
6:28 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Kerry's Departure For Diplomacy Leads To Markey's Elevation To Senate

Credit wikipedia commons

2013 should have been an off-year for statewide politics in Massachusetts, but that was not the case, as the state’s voters were called upon to elect another new U.S. Senator

The election cycle actually began in late 2012 when President Obama nominated Massachusetts Senator John Kerry to be U.S. Secretary of State. After securing Senate confirmation in January, Kerry resigned from the Senate seat he had held for 28 years.

Read more
New York News
6:06 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Silver: Minimum Wage Hike Not Enough

Speaker Silver

New York’s minimum is now $8 an hour, after a new law that takes effect today. It’s part of a phased-in increase that will result in a $9 an hour rate for the state’s lowest income earners by 2016.  But a leading lawmaker says the hike should be phased in faster, and advocates for the poor say tip earners, like wait staff, should also be included.

Read more
Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Worst Supreme Court Decisions In Two Decades

What’s the worst thing the U.S. Supreme Court has done in two decades?

Read more
Weather
3:45 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas shares the final evening weather forecast of 2013. 

Capital Region News
3:18 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Albany Bids Jennings Farewell

Mayor Jerry Jennings emerges from City Hall, addresses and hugs folks in the crowd, including Mayor-elect Kathy Sheehan, before being driven off in a black SUV.
Credit WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

A formal ceremony was held today in downtown Albany to bid farewell to the man who has led the capital city for two decades.

Citizens, politicians, police and public service workers gathered in and around Albany city hall to say goodbye to Jerry Jennings - the colorful, outgoing Mayor who shepherded the capital city for the past twenty years.

Read more

Pages